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Oldest 777 In Service And Built  
User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16609 times:

The B-777 is still an amazing aircraft, but she get old, arround 11 years if I am not wrong, so wich was the first 777 built and is she still in service?
Wich were lets say the first 10 builded and with who they start to fly and where are they now?
Thanks for info.

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User currently offlineAdambrau From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16616 times:

I believe the first one went to UA. I was out in Hilo for my brother's wedding and I remember seeing them being tested. I think it was more than 11 years ago, however.

User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16587 times:



Quoting Adambrau (Reply 1):

Correct. N777UA was the first 777 to do a revenue flight if memory serves me.

Side note; the 747-400 has not had any frames scrapped unless they were written off while the 777 has had at least 2 frames put to bed. Kinda makes you think........


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3919 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16588 times:

I think the oldest aircraft is in service with CX. UA also has very early birds.

Brian.



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User currently offlineGulfstream From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16525 times:
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As I recall the 777 entered service on schedule with United in May of 1995.
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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16478 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 3):
I think the oldest aircraft is in service with CX. UA also has very early birds.

UA put the aircraft into service and operated the first revenue flight of the 777 however CX has Ln 1 that was originally one of Boeing's test aircraft and delivered to CX in 2000

Frame #s 2 3 4 5 7 are with UA

CX has 1

BA has 6 10

AI has 8 (ex UA)

UN has 9 (ex VG, ex UA)



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16246 times:

Here is a list of the first ten 777s in service:

1 N777UA LN 7 UA Del 15 May 95
2 N766UA LN 8 UA Del 24 May 95
3 N767UA LN 9 UA Del 31 May 95
4 N768UA LN 11 UA Del 26 June 95
5 N769UA LN 12 UA Del 28 June 95
6 N770UA LN 13 UA Del 13 July 95
7 N773UA LN 4 UA Del 29 September 95
8 N772UA LN 5 UA Del 29 September 95
9 JA8197 LN 16 NH Del 4 October 95
10 G-ZZZC LN15 BA Del 11 November 95

A list of the first ten 777s to fly would be different:

1 B-HNL LN 1 CX First flight 12 June 94. Del 6 December 00
2 N789UA LN 2 UA First flight 15 July 94. Del 29 March 96
3 N771UA LN 3 UA First flight 2 August 94. Del 27 November 95
4 N773UA LN 4 UA First flight 28 October 94. Del 29 September 95
5 N772UA LN 5 UA First flight 19 November 94. Del 29 September 95
6 G-ZZZA LN 6 BA First flight 2 February 95. Del 20 May 96
7 G-ZZZB LN15 BA First flight 11 April 95. Del 28 March 97
8 N777UA LN 7 UA First flight 25 April 95. Del 15 May 95
9 N766UA LN 8 UA First flight 4 May 95. Del 24 May 95
10 N767UA LN 9 UA First flight 17 May 95. Del 31 May 95

The "LN" or Boeing Line Number will give you a list of the order in which they were built which is slightly different to the above.


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16190 times:
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Quoting VV701 (Reply 6):
2 N789UA LN 2 UA First flight 15 July 94. Del 29 March 96

slight correction, LN2 is N774UA, N789UA is LN88



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User currently offlineWN700Driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16193 times:



Quote:
Side note; the 747-400 has not had any frames scrapped unless they were written off while the 777 has had at least 2 frames put to bed. Kinda makes you think........

Which two? I thought only VG actually scrapped the one, and then only because they had horrible mx programs. The other WO was when BA wrecked theirs at LHR. In both cases, operator's fault, not the 777's. Still works out to way less frames WO than the 744, both by absolute numbers and by percentages. You have to understand that bad enough operation can destroy anything. I have a friend who's WO four Honda's. And not by wrecking them wither. Just sh*tty mx!

All in all, the 777 has been an excellent Airframe. I think only the A330 has been as durable, percentage wise.


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16070 times:



Quoting WN700Driver (Reply 8):

Well the Varig one for sure and "officially" it was not a write off, just no one wanted it.


User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16035 times:

N777UA is frequently seen at IAD - along with about 20 other 777s on any given day.

User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30633 posts, RR: 84
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15963 times:
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Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 9):
Well the Varig one for sure and "officially" it was not a write off, just no one wanted it.

Oh airlines wanted it, but VG made more money parting it out and money was what they needed at the time more then anything.


User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15939 times:



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 2):

Correct. N777UA was the first 777 to do a revenue flight if memory serves me.

Yes it was LHR-IAD

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 3):
I think the oldest aircraft is in service with CX. UA also has very early birds.

The prototype is with CX but was delivered in 1998 i believe



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User currently offlineXxcr From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15796 times:

NUA777 is the oldest 777 in service and its with UA(777 launch customer) IIRC


its still in service and in the new colors!!


XXCR


User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6503 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 15378 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 10):
N777UA is frequently seen at IAD - along with about 20 other 777s on any given day

Spending the night in Los Angeles tonight before going back to IAD in the morning.

N777UA is also the license plate of my car....

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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 15203 times:

WN700Driver

Surely the jury is still out on the BA 777.

My understanding is that ice formed in the fuel system which resulted in reduced fuel flow. However, why and how that happened has not been fully established.


User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 15079 times:



Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
N777UA is also the license plate of my car....

Are you serious?  rotfl 



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User currently offlinePHL27RPhotog From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 77 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 14263 times:
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I flew on G-ZZZC on Sun. LHR-PHL. It had the old style interior, but I didn't realize it was the 10th one in service. Cool.


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User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13662 times:



Quoting N104UA (Reply 12):
Yes it was LHR-IAD

Indeed; that was the first flight. Interestingly, it was not the first landing of a B777 in revenue service. That "honor" went to a sister UA 777 that landed at IAD on a flight from (I believe) DEN while the LHR-IAD flight was enroute.



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User currently offlineBOACVC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13509 times:



Quoting Western727 (Reply 18):

Quoting N104UA (Reply 12):
Yes it was LHR-IAD

Indeed; that was the first flight. Interestingly, it was not the first landing of a B777 in revenue service. That "honor" went to a sister UA 777 that landed at IAD on a flight from (I believe) DEN while the LHR-IAD flight was enroute.

Ok, so the first 777 was built in the US, by Boeing and handed over to United (in US airspace?) and then made first flight from the UK back to the US ? Did the aircraft fly without pax on the US/UK leg (IAD -> LHR ? ). Sounds a bit complicated - could you explain ?


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User currently offlineArgonaut From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2004, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13460 times:



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 2):
N777UA was the first 777 to do a revenue flight if memory serves me.

N777UA: The first 777 I travelled on, ORD-DEN, 27 June 1995 (for that matter, the first I'd set eyes on). Quite a surprise, as I was expecting a DC-10! (At the time, I presumed it was a crew-familiarisation equipment sub, although maybe the flight had been reassigned to a 777 after I'd made the booking.)

Everyone seemed to be in awe. Not long after T/O, on Channel 9 I heard the crew reporting "moderate chop". A brief pause, then a very dry voice from the ground replied, "Mmm, really? I thought you guys had automatic ride-smoothers on that thing."

Odd to think it's now "old"...

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 7):
slight correction, LN2 is N774UA

That's what I've always thought.

rj



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13358 times:



Quoting Western727 (Reply 18):
Indeed; that was the first flight. Interestingly, it was not the first landing of a B777 in revenue service. That "honor" went to a sister UA 777 that landed at IAD on a flight from (I believe) DEN while the LHR-IAD flight was enroute.

I read this a few years ago and it still makes me chuckle:

'A true story from the very first 777 revenue flight from LHR which was operated by UA. A big fanfair and rollout wlecomed the pax checking in, the majority of which were unaware when they booked that it would be the very first flight on a 777.

C4 ran a documentary on the making of the 777 which covered this first flight and some elderly American chap checked in and was told something like "Congratulations sir, you are on the inaugural 777 flight".

He turned away, completely unaware of the historic occasion he was part of and muttered to the camera something like, "Wow, I'm on an all girl flight, just hope they know how to fly the goddam thing"



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User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13307 times:

Thanks for all the info, intresting!

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13170 times:



Quoting N104UA (Reply 12):
The prototype is with CX but was delivered in 1998 i believe

No. Quite a bit later:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 6):
B-HNL LN 1 CX First flight 12 June 94. Del 6 December 00



User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12985 times:

Varig = RG , not VG !


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25 Mexicana767 : I remember reading about this in a book that talks about the 777. It stated that it was the only 777 in the world that was fitted with both Pratt and
26 Atomsareenough : ...kinda makes you think what?
27 Tdscanuck : Design life on the 777 should be something like 25-30 years...even the first built ones are only barely middle aged. How was the BA crash BA's fault?
28 Shany : Much easier. Revenue Flight #1 (EGLL-KIAD) was still in the air, when revenue flight #2 (KDEN-KIAD) already touched down @ KIAD. Shany
29 NA : Line no.1, the original test aircraft, was reengined, delivered to CX for a bargain and will be permanently wfu next year, along with the sale of the
30 Western727 : I believe BOAC was referring to the unusual circumstance of revenue flight #1 originating outside of the country where the aircraft was made (not qui
31 Atomsareenough : i think BOACVC10 meant that it seems strange that the the first revenue flight would have been FROM the UK, when the plane was built in the US and de
32 Nycbjr : Tom I would never take issue with any of your posts as they are excellent very informative. But I believe that originally LN1 was supposed to be a pr
33 Bigjuliechc : Yes I remember this doco, very interesting it was!
34 Post contains links DfwRevolution : Hardly "certain." Boeing is evaluating a 777 BCF program and the 772As (and perhaps even the 773A) could very well live to their late-20s as package
35 The777Man : Yes; not so sure what's so funny about.....
36 NA : Thanks for this, though I dont believe some things written there. For example A330: 40.000 cycles, A340: 20.000? These are virtually the same aircraf
37 DfwRevolution : I believe Airbus allows the A340 to be pressurized to a slightly higher cabin atmosphere than the A330. That would explain a different fatigue life f
38 AAH732UAL : I to remember my first flight in one as well. It was when my mom was back at DCA and she picked up a AMS trip. It was great and when I woke up I had
39 AA777223 : This is true, but CX was not the customer for whom this aircraft was designed. After extensive reengining cost, the first 777 was delived to CX. It h
40 Atomsareenough : sure, i don't think anyone would dispute that. but i don't think the definitive 777 is the A-market version, and i don't believe any of the -ER or -L
41 N471WN : [quotSide note; the 747-400 has not had any frames scrapped unless they were written off while the 777 has had at least 2 frames put to bed. Kinda mak
42 Post contains images DfwRevolution : Minor correction, but it was converted from PW to RR Trents. CX didn't operate GE-powered 777s until they took their 773ERs. B-HNL is now shown as a
43 NA : Why would Airbus do that and limit the A340 so much? I doubt that any airline would accept a A340 to live half as long as the A330 only because of a
44 Pfletch1228 : Because the A340 was designed for longer haul segments i.e. more hours, less cycles. The A330 was designed for medium haul segments i.e. less hours t
45 ZANL188 : 777 #1 was not built with any particular customer in mind. BTW the first production 727 airframe was destined for United from the word go.
46 Tdscanuck : Thank you! But even I take issue with some of my posts...you should too. It definitely wasn't supposed to go to CX initially. It's entirely possible
47 Post contains links VV701 : On Page 14 of the 'Notes to Accounts' section of the British Airways 2007-08 Annual Report BA state that their aircraft are amoritized for periods ra
48 NA : Thanks for posting that. As many of the early built 777s, especially in Asia, operate on medium and even shorthaul services, a considerable number wi
49 PlaneHunter : Numerous ANA and JAL 767-200/300s (non-ER) have been in short-haul domestic service for more than 20 years. And most of ANA's former short-haul 767-2
50 RJ111 : Does anyone care to expand on that? I would think the fact that the 772A isn't that attractive in today's world probably played a part too.
51 Stitch : A common refrain I hear, but the fact is the lack of 77Es available on the market means the 77A is still in demand and commands higher lease and sale
52 WN700Driver : Sorry if I touched a nerve, Cannuck. It was clearly not the flight crew's fault. In fact, their actions are just one more reason to like BA. If anyth
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